If you have been looking to sell your house in Arizona with water problems then this post is for you. Water damage and leakages are common problems houses in Arizona face, especially when the rains come.
Water damage can be very problematic and can be caused by many factors, which include:
- Roof Leaks: A roof leak is one of the fastest ways water can get into your house. But unlike other parts of the country, Arizona roof leaks are not severe due to lack of extreme weather conditions.
- Faulty Plumbing: This is one of the best-known ways water damage occurs to property; water from broken plumbing or refrigerator cooling systems can cause water damage and mold infestation in your house.
Other causes of water damage are washing machine supply line leaks, blocked or malfunctioning drains, and other diverse causes. There are, however, certain steps you can take in case of water damage to your home.
If you have decided to sell your house with the water damage present, then you need to take steps to ensure the success of the sale and satisfaction of all the parties involved, as selling a house in Arizona can be a bit of a hassle.
Steps to take to sell your house with water damage
- Full Disclosure: Trying to hide the water damage might hurt your chance of selling the house, so I advise making full disclosure to the seller or, if you are using an agency, to the realtor. Take pictures, if necessary, and do not try to hide the damage with paint or anything else.
- Try to repair some part of it: If the water damage is minimal in some parts, you can make an effort to repair that particular place as big water damage will serve as a red flag to potential buyers.
- Get an Estimate: You can hire a contractor or a trusted realtor to give you a rough estimate of what your house is worth. Water damage or any other type of damage might reduce the market price of your house, so keep that in mind too.
- Be on the alert for unscrupulous buyers or agents: If the buyer or the realtor senses that you are desperate to close the deal, they might offer you a low-ball offer far beyond the worth of your house; you must be on the lookout for such offers and guide against them. Protect yourself by comparing the prices of houses around you and then make an estimate for your house while compensating for the reduction in price caused by the water damage.
- Closing the sale: If you have done everything listed here, you’ll find a buyer willing to take the house. Close the sale after payment by transferring rights of ownership and everything else needed to them.
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